Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Finds - My secret Santa Hooked Me Up!

~Friday Finds ~
Friday Finds is a fun sharing of book goodies that we get our hands on through out the week, from Should Be Reading
All I have to say is that my "Secret Friend" at work totally took care of me. I had a little gift waiting for me throughout the past 2 weeks. Bottlecaps and Diet Mt. Dew...Hog's Heaven right there. Not to mention seed packets and gourmet candy from the shop down the street.

But today was the big reveal and she surpised me with four books from my TBR pile! On my hint list I linked my Goodreads account and she pulled it up at the used book store! I love the fact that she went to the used book store. I love old books (should say I love the new ones too!) and she got me 4 of them! Did I mention that they are on my TBR list? It's fun to note that she is our school's librarian and of course I am always yaking her ear off about books. I couldn't have been paired up with someone better!

I've been pondering what I should read over Christmas break and then the Lord answered my prayers. See he listens, especially to the important stuff! Darn right Christmas miracle! Okay, maybe not, but I have to check if you're reading this...

Happy Reading!

Uncle Tom's Cabin is the most popular, influential and controversial book written by an American. Stowe's rich, panoramic novel passionately dramatises why the whole of America is implicated in and responsible for the sin of slavery, and resoundingly concludes that only 'repentance, justice and mercy' will prevent the onset of 'the wrath of Almighty God!'.
Wuthering Heights  Excerpt from Goodreads:  "My greatest thought in living is Heathcliff. If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be... Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure... but as my own being." Wuthering Heights is the only novel of Emily Bronte, who died a year after its publication, at the age of thirty. A brooding Yorkshire tale of a love that is stronger than death, it is also a fierce vision of metaphysical passion, in which heaven and hell, nature and society, are powerfully juxtaposed. Unique, mystical, with a timeless appeal, it has become a classic of English literature.
The Bottoms                                                                                          Excerpt from Goodreads: Joe Lansdale, author of several horror novels, Westerns, and some outrageous thrillers, is something of a cult writer. The Bottoms, which may be the breakout book that moves Lansdale beyond the genre category, is a resonant and moving novel. Though there is a mystery at its core, it is at heart a coming-of-age story, with a more literary bent than Lansdale usually demonstrates.                            
Harry, an elderly man, tells the story of a series of events that occurred in his 11th year, when the mutilated, murdered bodies of Negro prostitutes began turning up in the county where his father was the local constable. Harry and Tom, his younger sister, find the first one. Only their father, Jacob Crane, seems to care about finding justice for the victims, who are dismissed out of hand as unimportant by the local branch of the Ku Klux Klan, which warns Jacob off any further investigations. Harry and Tom think they know who's responsible: the Goat Man, a creature who's said to lurk beneath the swinging bridge that crosses the Sabine River, where the first body was found. In fact, the Goat Man has something to do with the murders, and the secret of who he is and what he really did is the key to the unsolved slayings. But that takes second place to the artfully explicated character of Jacob and Harry's changing relationship with him in the course of the loss of his boyish innocence. This is a masterfully told story and a very good read. --Jane Adams

Excerpt from Goodreads: When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. Now, it’s time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

I think I'm gonna go with The Giver with the first one I takle. It's going to be my challenge to read all of these over my Christmas break. Wish me luck!

Happy Reading!


Cat said...

What a wonderful gift. Enjoy!

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

Hello! This is Nikki from Ramblings of a Bibliophile ( and you are my 2nd prize winner for my first ever giveaway. Unfortunately you did not provide an e-mail address in your entry so I have no way of contacting you. If you could please e-mail me ASAP I would appreciate it!

Contact me @ nikkinizzle at gmail . com